Vehicle Testing

Our Value Add

Comprehensive, fully certified on-site facilities for vehicle emissions testing and driveability optimization.

Testing Facilities in Northampton, UK

  • 2 fully equipped chassis dynamometers for climatic and ambient testing
  • Full size dilution tunnel
  • Gasoline DI and diesel testing capability
  • Particulate mass and count measurement
  • Horiba analysers for gaseous, Pn/Pm
  • VCA certified to EURO 6b
  • Capable of testing to proposed 2020 standards
  • Cold environment vehicle testing
  • -40 °C to +50 °C climatic control for cold start and drive away development
  • Dynamometers rated to 6000 Nm
  • Max tractive effort 8000 N with up to 190 km/h wind velocity
  • Vehicles up to 3000 kg accommodated (max weight 2000 kg per axle)
  • Full range of standard and alternative fuels available
  • FTIR analyser for unregulated gaseous emission analysis and speciation
  • Dedicated soak area for up to 15 vehicles

Performance and Emissions Engine Test Cells Capable of State-of-the-Art Test Methods:

  • Automapping with Design of Experiment Tool Integration
  • Crank-to-Start and Catalyst Heating Development:
    • Low-Inertia Dynos with Active Clutch Control
    • Fast Response FID Analyzers
    • Chilled Fluids Capability
  • Light Duty Powertrain and Vehicle Simulation (FTP, HWY, US06, NEDC Tests)
  • Medium Duty and Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Test Protocols (US and Europe)
  • 1065 Compliant Emissions Analyzers:
    • Dual Stream 5-Gas Emissions Benches
    • Gravimetric and Modal Particulate Mass
    • PMP Compliant Particulate Counter

Mechanical Development Test Cells:

  • Real Time Oil Consumption Measurement
  • In-cylinder Pressure, Temperature & Strain Analysis
  • Oil and Coolant Conditioning Rigs for Friction Tear Downs

Durability Test Cells:

  • CNG, Gasoline, and Diesel Capabilities in All Test Cells
  • 24/7 Operating Capability

Vehicle Emissions Lab

  • Froude Hoffman, 4WD, 150 kW per roll, 200 kph
  • 1.2 m Rolls - wheelbase adjustment of 2 m to 3.5 m
  • AVL Bobcat automation system
  • AVL Zoellner, dynamometer controller
  • AVL Indicom, 8 channel combustion analysis system
  • AVL i60 dual stream plus EGR emissions analyzer
  • AVL 735/753 liquid fuel system gas/diesel/special
  • CNG fuel system, 5000 psi with flow measurement
  • Conditioned air, 30,000cfm, 10°C to 50°C, 10-95% RH
  • Process water @ 25°C, chilled water @ 5°C
  • 2 station carbon automated canister loading

Climatic Wind Tunnel

Testing Facilities in Farmington Hills, USA

  • Maximum vehicle size – 11.0 m (L) x 3.0 m (W) x 4.3 m (H)
  • 20 ton (5 ton per wheel) floor limit
  • Max wind speed – 120 kph to 200 kph depending on nozzle opening
  • Chassis dynamometer – max 300 kW per axle
  • Temperature – 30°C to 54.4°C
  • Daylight (solar simulation) – 350 to 1200 W/m² 

Cold Soak Chamber

  • Chamber door opening: 2.74 m (H) x 7.32 m (L)
  • Chamber dimensions: 8.0 m (L) x 4.5 m (W) x 3.5 m (H)
  • Temperature control range: -40°C to 54.4°C
  • Vehicle exhaust extraction
  • Data acquisition system (NEFF 470) – sampling speed up to 10 hz